Monday, February 11, 2013

Don't Hate Me....

I know. I'm bad. I stink.  I left you hangin..........

I said I wouldn't do it again and leave our story unwritten. 

One day turned into a few.

A few turned into a week.

A week turned into a few.

Then we were one month past her birthday and I still hadn't posted.

Today she is two months old.

And I haven't told you how she is, how we are, or how incredibly blessed we are:

Everything is better than we prayed for.  Everything seems too good to be true.  Everything is what we thought we could only dream about.  Marla and her birth mom..."MeMar" are ahhhhmazing. 

I hate that I have missed so much.  I know I already can't remember it all.  It just keeps coming over and over ....good, better, best! 

Life has been crazy, as usual.  Back to work quickly after ICPC and home for a week.  Wrestling season for B and the holidays.  A wonderful flow of family and friends coming to visit.  Our taxes looming over me like a black cloud that need to get done.  Like tomorrow.  Laundry to fold.  Extra room to clean out.  Photos to organize.  Photos to print.  Projects with the daycare kids.  Dog hair to vacuum.  And the worst....dinner to cook.

I promise.  I pinky swear.  I will fill you in with some of our story.  I love sharing it!!!

But, here are three pics to get you by. 

Our first "official" family picture.  TPR were signed a few hours before this and we took our "kids" (still feels strange to say kidS) to see Santa at the museum.

   Thanks for those of you who stuck around!  Please leave a quick comment to tell me you if you are still here!


  1. that picture is GORGEOUS!!!
    yay for your family and yay for you!
    i've been praying that everything went so so glad it did!

  2. I am still here and oh my goodness she is adorable!!! So glad things have finally worked out for you!

  3. You know me, I'm still here!!!

  4. I'm still here! Love these pictures!! Can't wait to hear more about how you're all doing!

  5. Yeah!!!! Don't stress about us but don't forget to write the little things down! That is the best part about birth parent letters is I'm forced to sit down and write down her milestones.

    She is such a peanut! Everyone told me to skip the newborn clothes but it looks like baby girl isn't the only one getting good wear out if her new born stuff! :).

  6. I'm here!!!! Cute pics!!! What are you using for her monthly pics??? I may steal for Hugh!!!!

  7. Oh, congratulations to you and your family--your new baby girl is beautiful! So happy to hear the news. You and I have never met, but my husband and I are in the process (a very loooong process!) of adopting our first daughter from China and I love to read the blogs of fellow adoptive families as we are waiting. Found you via the interviews via Production, not Reproduction. Anyway, I would love to continue following your journey through your blog. Congratulations again!!!

  8. Still here! And still super excited for you guys--what a blessing to have grown to a family of four . . . Such an amazing change! Pleased to hear that things are going well.